Rock legend Freddie Mercury is helping glam rockers The Darkness record
their new album, from beyond the grave.
Frontman Justin Hawkins is a massive fan of Mercury - who died of AIDS in
1991 - and his band Queen, and he cites them as a major influence behind the I
BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE rockers' music.
So they jumped at the chance to make their follow-up to 2003 debut LP
PERMISSION TO LAND in the same studio in which Queen recorded their smash hit
single Bohemian Rhapsody.
Hawkins says of the new LP-in-progress, "Studio stuff is going well. It's
about the biggest drum sound you'll ever hear on a rock record and that's all
there is to it at the moment. We're in the same studio that they recorded
in, so I'm using Freddie Mercury's piano and stuff."